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Monday, September 24, 2018

How to Choose a Guy in 10 Days (Chick Flick Club #1) by Lila Monroe

A Review by Wendy
3.5 Changing From The Inside Out Stars
* * * 1/2 
Spoiler Free
I have read a couple of books by Lila Monroe and I must say, she has a very engaging style. It is so easy to pick up one of her books and dive right in. She will connect with her reader from the start.

How to Choose a Guy in 10 Days is the first of her newest series, the Chick Flick Club. With this series, she introduces us to a group of people who are devoted to each other. Our gal has her own posse of women, each determined to be accomplished in their own careers.

We meet Gemma Jones
who is a stylist with a company which is geared to go into an overdrive expansion with new investors' money. An opportunity for promotion comes Gemma's way and she jumps at it. Unfortunately, there is another contender and it becomes, game on.

The problem is how these two co workers are pushed to do a personal bet as to how the winner will win. After a heated discussion between the women and independent friend, it is decided each woman chooses a dreadful example of style for the other... and then the lifestyle make over will happen in 10 days.

Zach Morrison thinks he is living the life...He worked like a dog, putting in endless hours with his partner on a app...making it though all the times people said it wouldn't work. Making through set back after set back... and even overcoming a relationship where he thought it was his safe place, only to be told, he wasn't enough. After all of that... these guys hit pay dirt and sold their company for an obscene amount of money.

So, yes, Zach is living the life...answering to no one, eating when and what he wants, doing any number of agreeable women and not having a care in the world....It should be perfection...But his crew of friends are after him to get a grip. Clean up his act and fumigate his apartment. He even is looking like a mountain man with the scraggly beard and grungy clothes.

Now these two opposites happen to be neighbors and Zach's loud music, revolving door of women and Hairy Big Foot ways irks Gemma beyond belief. After a couple of confrontations, neither are each others fans.

But leave it to kismet because just when all of this bet/promotion stuff is happening, Zach is at Gemma's office helping the tech department with a glitch. Gemma's competition takes one look at Zach in all his Big Foot hairy glory and deems him Gemma's victim, I mean, client.

From the start, you know both of these two are going to connect in all the right ways... and it is the getting there which is all the fun. Assumptions are dispelled and insights are revealed as to the depth of each person. We have all of the "Pretty Woman" moments and in the end we get the romance we crave. I can honestly say these two have a lovely chemistry and when it clicks, it feels authentic.

Monroe provides a solid foundation for her series with all of her secondary characters. We get a taste of personalities and goals for each of them. The next book, You've Got Male, will focus on Zoey and it looks to be a blast.

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

 About Lila Monroe
Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

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